back to Niigata Port by ferry
Japan

Back to Niigata Port by ferry

Miranda

[ Aug.2016 ] After fully enjoying our holiday in Sado Island in Japan, we took a ferry back to Niigata City. There were more things we could have done in Sado, for example, we could not go into the tunnel of the gold mine because it was too cold and we did not see toki, …

large wooden freight shop and tub-turned boat
Japan

Large wooden freight shop and tub-turned boat

Miranda

[ Aug.2016 ] If you go up the slope from the Shukunegi Old Town area in Sado Island in Japan, you will find Ogi Filk Museum. We heard that there was a restored Sengokubune, a large wooden freight ship here, so we went to see it. It is called “Hakusan-maru” and the model of this …

extremely small locomotive train
Dungeness

Extremely small locomotive train

Miranda

[ Aug.2016 ] While my mother was staying with us in London, our friends invited us for an excursion to Kent, south England. They said ‘you will find something surreal today’ when they came to pick us up. I knew that we would take a locomotive train, but did not know anything else. When we …

Train journey in Poland
Poland

Train journey in Poland

Miranda

[ Aug.2016 ] We went to Gdansk from Warsaw by train. It departed from the underground platform in Warsaw Central Station. While we were waiting at the platform for the 11:20am train, there was an announcement and I noticed that some of the passengers on the platform moved. So we went up to the information …

To the market by bus
Latvia

To the market by bus

Miranda

[ July2016 ] The next day was Saturday. I had searched in advance and found that there would be a market called Kalnciems Fair outside of the old town of the city. It was open from…

Train journey
Slovakia

Train journey

Miranda

[ May2016 ] In Slovakia, the place I really really wanted to go was a village called Cicmany. The photos I saw in the internet were so attractive and …

‘lift’
Chile

‘lift’

Miranda

[ Dec.2015 ] There are many hills in Valparaiso in Chile.There are also many 'lifts' to go up and down the hills, too.They call them 'lifts', but in fact they are funiculars.According to our tour leader, there used to be 28 of them but now only about 5 are left.Some of them were being repaired.They …

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